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Providence teachers protest conditions at schools
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Sep 16, 7:34 AM: More than 100 teachers turned out in front of the Rhode Island Department of Education on Tuesday to air a litany of grievances about the reopening of schools.
Opinion: Empower parents — remote learning isn’t working
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Sep 15, 6:10 AM: Beginning in the spring, our state leaders should have used a portion of the $1.25-billion in federal CARES ACT funds to aggressively upgrade our empty public schools, including proper ventilation systems. Instead, state >
Teachers union seeks safety review of Providence schools
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Sep 14, 7:24 AM: With schools in most parts of Rhode Island starting to reopen for in-person learning on Monday, the Providence Teachers Union has asked a federal institute to evaluate school buildings in the state’s largest school >
Providence Teachers Union protests district’s reopening plan
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Sep 9, 7:38 AM: Members of the Providence Teachers Union say they are concerned about returning to school next week in buildings they say have been unsafe and unclean since long before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. >
RI private school sees uptick in enrollment due to COVID-19
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Sep 9, 6:25 AM: As public schools across Rhode Island prepare to reopen, either fully in-person, remotely or a hybrid of the two, some private schools are already heading into their second week of the school year.
RI GOP Calls for School Choice, Education Savings Accounts to “Empower Families” During COVID
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Sep 8, 5:26 AM: Rhode Island House Republicans announced on Thursday they are calling for school choice initiatives to "empower families" as the state wrestles with providing in-person -- and online education -- during the coronavirus >
RI GOP Calls for School Choice, Education Savings Accounts to “Empower Families” During COVID
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Sep 4, 5:55 AM: Rhode Island House Republicans announced on Thursday they are calling for school choice initiatives to "empower families" as the state wrestles with providing in-person -- and online education -- during the coronavirus >
Inspections, or walkthroughs? Raimondo and teachers union disagree on her pledge to schools
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Sep 3, 7:27 AM: One of the state’s two teachers unions locked horns with Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday, calling state “walk-throughs” of school buildings inadequate.
Providence teachers’ union head blasts decision to reopen elementary schools, ‘outsourcing’ of instruction in upper grades
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Sep 1, 7:37 AM: The president of the Providence Teachers Union on Monday called Gov. Gina Raimondo’s decision to clear city schools for a partial reopening “irresponsible” given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Providence. >
Raimondo says most Rhode Island schools can reopen for full in-person instruction in September
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Sep 1, 6:43 AM: The decision Monday from Governor Gina Raimondo follows months of planning and a delayed start to the school year, and is already getting pushback.
Teacher unions in Rhode Island call for a remote start to the school year
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Aug 14, 7:36 AM: Rhode Island's largest teachers union is calling for a remote start to the school year, and criticizing Governor Gina Raimondo for her push to get students back in the classroom.
Parents begin grassroots efforts to educate children
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Aug 13, 7:42 AM: In Rhode Island, the state is not expected to announce its exact plans for reopening schools until next week, leaving families scrambling to prepare for the unknown while grappling with the anxiety of safely educating >
Gov. Raimondo resists calls to announce full return to distance learning
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Aug 13, 7:40 AM: Governor Gina Raimondo has delayed the start of school next month, but is holding out hope that students and teachers will return to in-person learning this fall. Two of the state’s teachers unions, which represent most of >
Raimondo expected to postpone Aug. 31 start of school
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Aug 12, 7:44 AM: The state’s two teachers unions have sent a scathing letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo and state education Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green demanding a return to remote learning for the foreseeable future. >
Car rally circles R.I. Department of Education, protesting governor’s preference for in-person return to school
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Jul 28, 7:31 AM: A cacophonous car rally of families circled the Rhode Island Department of Education on Monday afternoon, protesting Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan for students to return to school in person next month.
Editorial: Innovation will be key to a COVID education
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Jul 17, 6:39 AM: If necessity is the mother of all innovation, we can’t help but wonder how innovative our state’s school districts will become by the end of this pandemic.
Letters: Education’s monopoly trust; remembering the soldiers
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Jul 9, 5:23 AM: Commissioner Infante-Green needs to became a trustbuster. By calling for school choice, she could really shake things up for the better in the Providence Public School District. Embracing school choice would be truly >
As the Providence turnaround takes shape, a charter school expansion is in the picture
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Jul 8, 7:28 AM: Providence public schools are in bad shape; so bad that the state took over the entire system last fall. And while education officials have been careful not to say that charter schools will be a major part of their >
Town Council asks AG for review of Blackstone Valley Prep loan
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Jun 25, 6:45 AM: Councilor Stephanie Gemski said what BVP’s executive board did to take a loan designed for small businesses was “wrong and downright shameful,” noting that the mayoral academies have been unaffected by the impacts of the >
Providence school leaders: Our goals are attainable
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Jun 24, 7:07 AM: Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Providence schools Superintendent Harrison Peters said Tuesday that they are laying out an ambitious agenda as they begin the turnaround process of the city’s struggling >

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